Advice About What To Do When He Needs Space

No one ever wants to hear the words “I need some space” – it sounds too much like “I don’t love you” and “I don’t want to see you anymore.” But when a man asks for space, he is not necessarily ending the relationship. It’s important to listen to what he is actually saying and respond in the best possible way. The following are some tips for what to do when he needs space.

Consider The Possibilities

The hard truth is that some guys do use this phrase as a gentle way to break up. They don’t want to hurt the girl’s feelings, so they frame their desire to get out of the relationship as a need for space. But sometimes guys feel smothered in a relationship and want to reclaim some (but not all) of their freedom. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to sleep with other people; maybe they just want to hang out with friends or spend time alone.

Give Him The Space He’s Asking For

Regardless of the reason why a guy is asking for space, the only useful response is to let him have it. If he wants to be out of the relationship, arguing with him or trying to hold on to him won’t keep him from leaving. But if he really just needs a little time on his own, then chances are he will come back to the relationship refreshed. There’s an old song titled “How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?” This title actually imparts some good advice: when a guy spends some time away from his girlfriend, he has the chance to miss her and appreciate her even more than before.

Consider If He Is Really The Right Match

Some people are happy getting together with a significant other just on the weekends, while others need a lot more interaction than that – not just time together, but frequent texts throughout the day, phone calls every night, and as many days and nights together as possible. When people’s basic relationship needs are too different, they may not be the right match for each other, and that’s a good thing to realize.